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How to Deal with TOO MUCH Information in Internet Marketing

too much informationHow Do You Deal With Too Much Information?

Today we are constantly bombarded with too much information. And although we all think we can multiskill - experiments have shown that your IQ drops 20 points when you try and work on 2 things at once!

I have recorded a short video about too much information in internet marketing, and how to focus on the rights things ... to get success.


It's no secret that today's technology rich world is an
informational geyser - information is coming at us from all angles. Every day, thousands of sources of
new data and information pour into your inbox and desktop, and increasingly smart phones and tablets,
all intent on providing you with new insights and ideas
for how to boost your Internet marketing tactics.

But, in many of those cases, the result is simply
overload. Ask yourself. How much information can you actually absorb from
day to day and even then, how much of that information do
YOU need?

Decide What Information You Need

The first thing I tell anyone suffering from
information overload is to sit down and make a list of
what they actually need. You'd be surprised how much
information you don't actually need to have.

For example, if you're subscribed to 25 different blogs
about affiliate marketing, what do you actually get from
those blogs each day? How many hours do you spend reading
posts that you could be putting the tactics you've learned
in the past to work?

The easiest way to measure the value of the information
you bring in is to see if you actually use any of it. Many
times, you'll find that you don't use it at all. Reading
200 articles a month about exciting new ways to create and
use a blog to make money doesn't help you if you have yet
to set up a single blog.

So, remove any informational sources that only pile on
more options for how to do something you have yet to do. A
good trick is to have your favourite blogs on RSS feeds.
Then, you can look at the posts together each day and
determine which ones seem to hold the most value.

Choose 5-10 articles each day to read and stick to
them. Even if there are 100 articles out there that have
valuable information, you'll never get anything done if
you read them all. It defeats the purpose of having that
information.

What About Information Products?

An even bigger problem for information junkies is the
allure of a new money making system or product that hits
the market. In Internet and Affiliate marketing - the onslught on "new products" seems relentless

Many people have the knowledge and tools needed
to become truly effective affiliate marketers - and yet never get
there because they spend more time reading new eBooks and
pondering new systems rather than actually putting them to
use.

My rule for this is simple. No matter how good a new
product looks, or how low the price seems to be at the
moment, don't buy or read any new information products
unless you've finished the one you're currently working
on.

And, when I say finish, I mean more than just reading
all books and watching all the videos. I mean completely
and utterly finished, having tried all the tricks and
developed all the sites using the tools of the program you
bought.

This is important, because too many people will get
excited about a program, buy it and then find that they
don't like the way it works or that they are really
excited about a different program.

They hop from one program to the next without ever
investing the time needed to get anything done with the
product in question. I don't know about you - but I like
to get my money's worth out of something.

The key to information overload is to simply forget the
information exists. I'm as big of a proponent of reading
and learning as anyone you'll ever meet, but if you
continuously spend more hours a day researching and
looking for new "tricks" you'll never be able to put them
to use.

Trust yourself and the knowledge you've gathered and
jump into the deep end. You'll be surprised how quickly
you float and start to swim.

The REAL Secret to Ranking On Page 1 of Google

Is Your Quest of Ranking on Page 1 of Google Damaging Your Business?

I know, I know, you probably think I am being crazy, but trying to HARD when it comes to ranking on Page 1 of Google could be causing your business harm. And here is why: 

SEO in the Beginning

When I first started with ranking on Page 1 of Google for my websites - it was easy. I mean real easy. People had sussed out what Google used to rank sites. Back Links, on page SEO ...er that was about it. Get Keyword matching domain, post a couple of thin articles, create some articles with keywords, stick them on article directories, link them back to your site (using keyword as anchor text). Build loads of back links from anywhere. And you were done - page 1 of Google. Simples. But GOOGLE have well and truly slammed that door shut now, with various algorithm changes with their crazy name search engine changes. Google Panda, Google Penguin, Google Hummingbird etc. Now things are very different. And yet - one thing remains unchanged.  What is that? Simple. Quality content.

Ranking In Google NOW

Google has over 200 signals it uses when ranking sites. So trying to hit every one of those signals takes time, and A LOT of effort. But one thing I have learnt - is that being on Page 1 of Google is not the be all and end all - traffic is. Now that may sound strange, because surely you get traffic by being number 1 on Google. And that is correct, bit traffic comes from creating compelling content that people want to share, and link to - and in doing so - the quality rises to the top. So you can concentrate all your efforts on trying to workout how the Google search engines work - and kid them first, and then concentrate on the articles. Or concentrate on your articles first.

Why did you start your blog - to share your content

When you started a website, or blogging - why was that. Just to make money, or to share your knowledge and advice. If it was the first, then you are not building your business on solid ground. If it is to share knowledge and advice, then the money will follow - if you do it right. The REAL secret is creating content that people want - is to understand what people are looking for, and how they are looking for. That has never changed. This is your keyword research - and is still a crucial part of ranking. The key is to discover what people want want answered, and how they are trying to find the answers.

So if you can create quality content, in detail and well presented, then you are already halfway to ranking. Yes SEO is still important, but after keyword research, creating the quality content, with rich media, then the SEO should follow. The content creation should be your priority, after all, without content, you have nothing worth utilising the power of SEO. And good content will make your SEO easier.

So, here is how you should concentrate your efforts:

  1. Keyword Research to find out what your audience is wanting to know
  2. Writing an 800+ word article, with pictures, and headings (reflecting your keywords and latent semantic keywords)
  3. On Page SEO and Off Page SEO

Let me know what you think?

 

How to Earn $5,000 Per Month (part 3) – Show Me The Money and Scaling Up

How To Make $5,000 per month - Show Me The Money and Marketing

So this is my third video in the series on “How To Make $5,000 Per Month” from Internet Marketing. In this post I will be discussing the time delay between earning commissions and actually getting your hands on the cash - and the importance of using a percentage of that earned cash to scale up your business by smart marketing.

Hope you enjoy.

How To Make $5,000 Per Month From Internet Marketing - The Key To Growing Your Business from Lewis Clifford on Vimeo.

http://www.internetmarketingbootcamp.org/bim5000 This is the third in my series of videos under the banner of How to Make $5,000 per month from internet marketing. $5,000 per month, passive income - is a genuine achievable target - if you follow the right strategy, and the right blue print - then you can get to $5,000 per month. What would an extra $5,000 per month mean to you?
This video (and the others I have recorded) provides useful strategies, techniques, tips and approaches for success.
Join me at the BIG IDEA MASTERMIND at http://www.internetmarketingbootcamp.org/bim5000

 

The point of these videos are to:

(1) manage realistic expectations

(2) set achievable targets

(3) provide the stratgey, tools and mindset

All with the intention of helping YOU get to $5,000 per month passive income from internet marketing.

For more details, strategies and tools - SIGN UP here now:

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